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Bottles and Jars as Vases: 3 Unique Looks

Bottles and Jars as Vases: 3 Unique Looks

Grab an old vase or recycled bottle, pick a few flowers, and add water: instant beauty for your home. Here are three ideas for showcasing fresh blooms in glass.

Perhaps the most simple to start: Three singular buds stand upright in this glass jar vase from Cox and Cox.

Above: At her wedding last summer, Erin, associate editor of Gardenista, filled glass bottles with flowers and suspended them in mid-air.

Above: For a more dramatic effect, consider displaying tall blooms, such as these white cherry blossoms.

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7:14AM PDT on Jul 27, 2014

Thank you

1:23AM PDT on Aug 23, 2013

My sister-in-law took some old wine bottles and painted flowers on them. They are really pretty with roses, peonies, or dahlias in them!!

11:19AM PDT on Jul 8, 2013

good ideas, thank you

3:19PM PDT on Jul 7, 2013


12:06PM PDT on Jul 5, 2013

My mother did something similar by adding glass beads that came from the whiskey and similar alcoholic beverages bottles plastic "mouth", you know the plastic little thingy from which the liquid flows...but they don't use those anymore as liquid flow regulators in glass bottles. She also tried some with stones collected from the beach, broken glass rounded up from the waves and marbles... Those are all great to add some weight in the glass vases if the stems of the flowers are too tall and the leaves too bulky. I love glass vases and containers! Thanks for this wonderful article!

5:11AM PDT on Jul 2, 2013

Fill some with glass beads to reflect light and anchor the flowers in the jars.

5:10AM PDT on Jul 2, 2013

I love flowers and the play of light on glass!!!

4:06AM PDT on Jul 2, 2013

I agree with Rosie M also they come in many pretty shapes

4:50AM PDT on Jul 1, 2013

Cool ideas, thank you !

11:01PM PDT on Jun 30, 2013

Love the whimsical ones!

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